An excellent introduction for anyone who is interested or needs to know more about Oman. Using accessible language Dr Valeri gives the reader the historical background as well as a modern assessment of modern Oman that is both informed and concise. Using personal interviews as well as research Dr Valeri gives voice to Omanis themselves to articulate their experiences and concerns and also describes well the current issues experienced by many young Omanis such as high unemployment, rising living costs and assess to political expression and civil institutions.
This book it written in a respectful manner that is careful to respect the sensibilities of Omanis themselves.
Oman is a fascinatingly rich and complex nation which has discreetly played a major role in world politics of the 20th and 21st century and deserves greater interest and respect. Anyone looking for an introduction to Oman should look no further than Dr Valeri's book.